Sunday, 29 May 2011

Betws-Y-Coed

The sun came out for at least 1 hour yesterday! so we took the opportunity to drive to Bewts Y Coed and do some browsing around the shops, I took my vintage Canon SLR and took some great pics by the river but I'll have to develop them before I can post them. Had a look in the art gallery there: Galeri

Some fantastic work by Ann Lewis, she's a printmaker and uses a lot of lino prints:



I love the detail in these prints, they have inspired me to do some more printing, I think I'm going to try lots of different printing styles for my sketchbook project I think these are amazing.

I also saw some work by Clive Burnell, his work uses acrylic and oils and the colours are just my style I love them! they show great depth and vibrancy:





I definitely think that I should use similar colours from my degree work. I find they work really well so I'm going to explore some colour mixing. Getting excited for London now can't wait to see all the art work from the degree show. Not long now until I can start doing some art again! Yay!




Saturday, 21 May 2011

Portfolio

Spending some time sorting out my portfolio, hopefully for when I get lots and lots of interviews soon! Ha! I have created a photo book and got it printed and taken pictures of all my degree show fabrics. Here are some I didn't know I had!









I miss uni and working in the print workshop, I was looking at how much it would cost me to get some equipment for printing, lets just say I won't be having my own studio any time soon! Oh well at least I'll be ready for when the phone rings with my perfect job on the other end.....

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Sketchbook Project

I'm taking part in the Sketchbook Project 2012! Very excited to be doing some of my own work again, unfortunately I'll have to hold back all of my ideas until I finish my course in four weeks time. Lots of ideas though, my theme is fill me with stories, I chose it because I've grown up with lots of stories and I think its shaped me as a person, basically I LOVE STORIES! but I do tend to make projects a bit personal sometimes. I'm going down to London to a friends degree show so that might provide me with some more ideas. So we'll have to see what I come up with, it's going to be hard to narrow down my thoughts......

If anyone else is taking part and would like to add me on the art house page the link is here: Nerys Kate Williams


Click here to sign up: Sketchbook Project 2012

My Sketchbook!

Well only four more weeks until I can get stuck in! Not long now!

Monday, 2 May 2011

I love the sea

Lately I can smell the sea from my bedroom. Apparently this is a sign of good weather! lets hope so. This easter holidays has been brilliant, a well deserved break (if you don't count the time I spent writing my dissertation!) otherwise some lovely weather and good times. We had a lovely BBQ on Friday. We could see from north shore all the way to west shore from where we were, some scrummy grilled chicken and vegetable skewers and lots of fish and salad. Here are some pics from the holidays, we had a lovely walk Friday evening along the beach and the pier.

North Shore


Lost Crab

I've been preparing for school starting again tomorrow, here are some examples of using recycled materials I've done for the textiles group, quite enjoyed getting back into some stitching.

Mixed Media Collage

Recycled Materials


Also I've signed up for the sketchbook project 2012! very excited it's been a while since I've done any of my own work so I'm looking forward to doing something new! Keep an eye out for updates on how it's going :)